Transitions in Dementia Part 1

Change is difficult. Change is difficult for everyone.  Change is more difficult for someone with Dementia.  It’s hard to adjust to something new if everything is new to you and you are unsure about what has gone before.  This makes it

Where can a Dementia Caregiver find support?

Caring for someone with memory loss is more than a fulltime job.  Anticipating their needs, their mistakes, their actions makes constant vigilance a necessary part of your existence.  This is neither good or bad it is just reality.  You are continually

Groundhog Day!!

Living with someone who has dementia is like the movie Groundhog Day.  For those of you who haven’t seen this movie I recommend it as a reality check.  Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman, annoyed at having to report

New Year Same Old Problem……?

I hate News Years resolutions.  Inevitably they fail and you feel worse than if you hadn’t made any. This year I encourage you (and myself) to forgo the annual resolution and view each day as a mini new year.  There is

The Longest Night

Today is Winter solstice.  Winter Solstice is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Walking with someone you love through this progression of dementia can feel like a long dark night.  Sometimes it is

Caring for the Caregiver

This is important. One of the hardest parts of being a caregiver for someone with Dementia is finding time to care for yourself.  If you are someone’s main or only caregiver, self-care is the most important thing you can do for